Additionally underlayment plywood is a middle layer that keeps moisture from reaching the surface. Attach the cement board.
Plywood floors are suitable for any room where you d otherwise install hardwood though kitchens and bathrooms are less desirable since frequent water spills are likely.
Plywood bathroom floor. Plywood as a subfloor material traditionally exterior grade plywood has been the subfloor material of choice for many bathroom flooring projects. Bring in the cement board and lay it down on the plywood image 1. Hi chris while you can lay tile directly over a concrete slab using thin set adhesive don t make the mistake of applying tile directly to a plywood subfloor.
Some experts suggest that 15 32 inch plywood should be standard if the underlying floor joists are spaced 16 inches apart or less but slightly thicker 3 4 inch plywood should be used for joists spaced further apart. Consider an uncoupling membrane one popular way to augment plywood substrate is with a waterproofing uncoupling membrane between the tile and one layer plywood. When embarking on bathroom renovations the material chosen for the subflooring is critical.
A versatile man made material plywood is used in floors walls and furniture. I m tiling an upstairs bathroom. Can you tile directly to plywood with thinset chris.
Screw cement board into plywood. For optimal and long lasting results consider all three components when installing a new floor. Then drive deck screws every 8 inches along the line.
The recommended thickness of the plywood subfloor is governed by the spacing of the joists. Plywood is made by gluing alternating layers of wood veneer. Lay the plywood in place on the floor.
Insert the deck screws. Plywood is the most common material used for subflooring in bathrooms. Cdx plywood in particular is used often because it has a high level of resistance to moisture and humidity.
No matter how firm the. Step 5 drive deck screws every 8 inches along chalk line. Subfloor plywood is extremely strong and can support most floor types including plywood and treated plywood.
Sturd i floor is a specialized engineered wood structural panel expressly designed for single layer flooring installations on upper floors where carpet will be laid directly over the subfloor. Run a chalk line off the floor joist to mark the wall. There are many types of plywood however so choosing the right one can be tricky.
Driving screws all the way down to the joists negates the effect of double layering the floor by transmitting the movement from the joists directly to the top layer of plywood. Step 6 lay cement board down on plywood. The floor is plywood and i m hesitant about using hardie backer board because the height of the floor will be too high.